Saturday, October 10, 2009

I'll be back to stamping soon. Promise.

Last night I tried needlefelting! I bought a kit from Fancy Tiger last night on my way home from work, and after dinner, I whipped this little guy right up! The kit includes enough wool for two owls. The wings aren't even part of the original pattern, and I was able to fashion them pretty easily after making the rest of the bird. Not including the wings, he's about 1 3/4" across, with the wings, about 3".

Can't stop by the store? They have an etsy shop where you can buy kits like the one I used!
All you need is wool roving, a barbed needle and a foam block. Some repetitive stabbing/poking and it starts to "felt" the wool, making it essentially (I think) hold on to itself.
Seen below are some progressive photos of the process. Isn't he cute? I think I'll be making some more today. I'm going to stay inside since it's only 20 degrees so far and it's supposed to snow.


urban craft said...

Isn't needlefelting the best. It totally opens up a whole new technique for making things.
Love your owlie!

Anonymous said...

That is about the cutest thing I have ever seen! I might just have to stop by that shop and take up a new hobby!! I love it!!

Miss you and our stamping group! Super busy fall - maybe I can make the next stamping event you have.